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From high-end wine tastings, to book launches for Australia’s most significant political authors - events at the National Press Club always make news.

Our program of speciality events has something for everyone. Enjoy the Club with friends and family, celebrate special occasions or simply enjoy an evening out together as you participate in masterclasses, live music and one-of-a-kind experiences. 

Upcoming Events

Sally Marett Group

Sublime jazz vocal stylings of Sally Marett, 6pm - 8.30pm.

Happy Hour: 5pm - 6.30pm
Oyster Bar: 5pm - 7pm

Date: Thursday 3 DecemberTime: 6pm - 8.30pmLocation: National Press Club of Australia

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NATIONAL PRESS CLUB OF AUSTRALIA INCORPORATED
16 National Circuit, Barton ACT 
Thursday 8 October 2020
 

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Members are advised that the 57th Annual Meeting of National Press Club of Australia Incorporated will be held on FRIDAY 4 DECEMBER 2020 at 12:30 PM at the National Press Club, 16 National Circuit, Barton. A.C.T.

AGENDA

  1. Confirmation of the minutes of the last annual general meeting;
  1. To receive from the Directors, reports on the activities of the Club during the last preceding club year;
  1. To consider and if thought fit, adopt as an ordinary resolution the Annual Financial Report, Directors Report & Auditors Report for the year ended June 30 2020;
  1. Declaration of the results of the election of office bearers and board members of the Club;
  1. The appointment of auditors;
  1. The consideration, and, as the case may be, adoption of ordinary or special resolutions, of which proper notice has been given:
    NB The board is recommending that the meeting consider a resolution as a special resolution to award Honorary Life Membership.
  1. General Business
     

Maurice Reilly
Chief Executive

Annual Report & Financial Statements 2020

Date: Friday 4 DecemberTime: 12:30pmLocation: National Press Club of Australia

Jess High

Rising star of jazz and soul with a unique voice.

Live Jazz: 6pm - 8.30pm

Happy Hour: 5pm - 6.30pm
Oyster Bar: 5pm - 7pm

Date: Friday 4 DecemberTime: 6pm - 8.30pmLocation: National Press Club of Australia

Steve Allen & Greg Stott

Steve Allen & Greg Stott - Guitar at the intersection of jazz and classical, 6pm - 8.30pm.

Happy Hour: 5pm - 6.30pm

Oyster Bar: 5pm - 7pm

Date: Thursday 10 DecemberTime: 6pm - 8.30pmLocation: National Press Club of Australia

Sally Marett Group

Sally Marett Group - Sublime jazz vocal stylings of Sally Marett, 6pm - 8.30pm

Happy Hour: 5pm - 6.3opm
Oyster Bar: 5pm - 7pm

Date: Friday 11 DecemberTime: 6pm - 8.30pmLocation: National Press Club of Australia

Press Gallery End-of-Year Dinner and Awards Night

This is a private event for members of the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery and their partners only.


If 2020 hindsight really did exist, why didn’t the Press Gallery see it coming? Afterall, we’re told from politicians, bloggers and business leaders that we know everything…

Come and celebrate the conclusion of this year with a relaxed dinner at the Press Club. It’ll be a chance to unwind, reflect on this unforgettable year and recognise the Wallace Brown and Press Gallery Journalist of the Year award recipients.

Because of COVID restrictions, the numbers are limited so get in quick to secure your ticket!

Date: Friday 11 December, 2020
Time: 7pm – 11pm
Location: National Press Club, 16 National Circuit Barton ACT
Price: $85/person

What’s included: A three-course meal and 4-hour drinks package (beer, sparkling, wine)

All going to plan, the Midwinter Ball will be back in 2021.

Date: Friday 11 DecemberTime: 7pm - 11pmLocation: The National Press Club of Australia

John Mackey Group

John Mackey Group -  One of Australia’s top saxophonists, 6pm - 8.30pm

Happy Hour: 5pm - 6.30pm
Oyster Bar: 5pm - 7pm

Date: Thursday 17 DecemberTime: 6pm - 8.30pmLocation: National Press Club of Australia

Briana Cowlishaw

Briana Cowlishaw - Outstanding Sydney-based jazz vocalist, 6pm - 8.30pm

Happy Hour: 5pm - 6.30pm
Oyster Bar: 5pm - 7pm

Date: Friday 18 DecemberTime: 6pm - 8.30pmLocation: National Press Club of Australia

Meet The Chiefs - Chief of Air Force

Meet The Chiefs enables industry to receive briefings directly from Government, Service and Departmental Chiefs.


Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld, AO, DSC was born in Sydney in 1962. He joined the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as an RAAF Academy Cadet in January 1980, winning the Flying Prize for his year and graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1983.

Air Marshal Hupfeld's early career was spent in a variety of flying positions on Mirage and F/A-18 aircraft, primarily with No 3 Squadron (3SQN) and No 2 Operational Conversion Unit (2OCU), before qualifying as a Fighter Combat Instructor in 1989. Following a period of service as B Flight Commander, 3SQN, Air Marshal Hupfeld was appointed as the Executive Officer of 2OCU in 1995.

In 1997 Air Marshal Hupfeld was selected to attend the Royal Air Force Advanced Staff Course, graduating with a Master of Arts in Defence Studies from King's College in London, before taking up post as a Deputy Director in the Aerospace Development Branch.

In 2001 Air Marshal Hupfeld took command of No 75 Squadron (75SQN)
and led the Squadron in operations in Middle East on Operations BASTILLE and FALCONER. In 2003 Air Marshal Hupfeld was awarded a Distinguished Service Cross in recognition of his performance as Commanding Officer 75SQN on Operation FALCONER, and his Squadron was awarded a Meritorious Unit Citation.

On promotion to Group Captain in January 2004 he was appointed Director Aerospace Combat Development in the Australian Defence Headquarters, before accepting appointment as Officer Commanding No 81 Wing in January 2006. Promoted to Air Commodore on November 2007, he became the Director of the Combined Air Operations Centre in the Middle East Area of Operations, before returning to Australia as the Director-General Air / Director General Air Command Operations in March 2008. In December 2009, he took command of Air Combat Group where he oversaw all of the RAAF's fast-jet combat aircraft to deliver Australia's capability to control the air and conduct precision strike.

Air Marshal Hupfeld was promoted and appointed as the Air Commander Australia on 3 February 2012. In this position he provided specialist air advice on raise, train and sustain issues to the joint environment.

In September 2014 he was appointed Head Capability Systems Division in the Capability Development Group. In 2015 Air Marshal Hupfeld received an appointment as Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to the Australian Defence Force in senior command and staff appointments. In August 2015 he was appointed to the role of Acting Chief Capability Development Group. On the disbandment of Capability Development Group, Air Marshal Hupfeld took up the newly created position of Head Force Design in Vice Chief of Defence Force Group on 1 April 2016.

On promotion, Air Marshal Hupfeld was appointed as Chief Joint Operations in May 2018 and subsequently Chief of Air Force in July 2019.

Air Marshal Hupfeld is married to Louise, and his interests include mountain biking, running, fishing, light aircraft, and sailing.
 

Support Speakers

  • Air Vice Marshal Cath Roberts, AM, CSC, Head of Air Force Capability
  • Air Vice Marshal Gregg Hoffmann, AM, CSC, Head Aerospace Systems Division
  • Mr Peter Tesch, Deputy Secretary Strategic Policy and Intelligence

For table and sponsorship bookings, email: chris.stephens@glengarryadvisory.com.au 

Date: Thursday 11 FebruaryTime: Registration starts at 10:30amLocation: National Press Club of Australia

Meet The Chiefs - Steve Grzeskowiak

Meet The Chiefs enables industry to receive briefings directly from Government, Service and Departmental Chiefs.


Mr Steve Grzeskowiak

Following a Career in Engineering Management in the UK, Steve moved to Australia in 2003 to take up a position within the Department of Defence.

Steve was promoted into the Senior Executive Service in July 2004 as the Director General Occupational Health and Safety for Defence and was responsible for overseeing Defence’s corporate OH & S programs. He moved into Personnel Policy in July 2006 as the Director General Personnel Policy and Employment Conditions. In 2008 Steve became Head People Policy in the new People Strategies and Policy Group, with responsibility for Policy issues across the HR spectrum for Defence APS and ADF.

In 2011 Steve transferred into the Defence Support Chief Operating Officer position and in January 2013 Steve was promoted to Deputy Secretary Estate and Infrastructure. As a consolidated service delivery organisation for Defence, Steve is responsible for a range of enabling services where Defence works, trains and lives across Australia and the development and management of the Defence estate.

Steve is married with two children and lives in Canberra, Australia.

Support Speakers

  • First Assistant Secretary Infrastructure
  • First Assistant Secretary Service Delivery

For table and sponsorship bookings, email: chris.stephens@glengarryadvisory.com.au 

Date: Thursday 25 FebruaryTime: Registration starts at 10:30amLocation: National Press Club of Australia

Meet The Chiefs - Deputy Secretary CASG

 

Meet The Chiefs enables industry to receive briefings directly from Government, Service and Departmental Chiefs.


Anthony (Tony) Fraser AO, CSC Deputy Secretary CASG

Tony Fraser leads the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) in the Department of Defence.

Tony has extensive experience spanning the defence, industry and commercial sectors and working with Government. His most recent appointment was Managing Director of Airbus Australia Pacific.

Tony completed 34 years of service in the Australian Army and reached the rank of Major General. He has 5500 military flying hours, mostly on helicopters, and achieved an A1 flying instructor rating.

During his 6 years in the then-Defence Materiel Organisation, he led the team assisting David Mortimer in his review of Defence Procurement and Sustainment.

In addition to his military career courses, Tony Fraser is a graduate of the Harvard Business School. He has been recognised as an Officer in the Order of Australia and a Conspicuous Service Cross. He has two grown daughters, Katelin and Sarah.

Support speakers to be advised closer to the day.


For table and sponsorship bookings, email: chris.stephens@glengarryadvisory.com.au 

Date: Thursday 11 MarchTime: Registration starts at 10:30amLocation: National Press Club of Australia

Meet The Chiefs - Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection


Meet The Chiefs enables industry to receive briefings directly from Government, Service and Departmental Chiefs.


Michael Pezzullo AO was appointed as the Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection with effect 13 October 2014.

Prior to this, Mr Pezzullo AO was Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service from February 2013 and acted in the role from September 2012. Mr Pezzullo AO first joined the Service as the Chief Operating Officer in July 2009. In that role, he was responsible for offshore maritime security, border-related intelligence, national security and law enforcement programmes, integrity and professional standards, and corporate operations. As principal deputy, he chaired the Service’s Operations Committee and acted as CEO when required.

Prior to joining the Service, he was Deputy Secretary Strategy in the Department of Defence—a position to which he was appointed in January 2006. In this position, he was responsible for defence strategy and planning, force structure development, the strategic policy aspects of Australian Defence Force operations, Defence's international security relationships, and the delivery of national security programmes in areas such as export controls, counter-proliferation and Defence cooperation with other countries. He also had oversight of the Department’s ministerial support and public affairs programmes.

Mr Pezzullo AO joined the Department of Defence as a graduate in 1987. He worked in Defence until 1992 in a variety of strategic policy and intelligence positions. He then transferred to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, where he worked in the International Division.

In March 1993, he joined the staff of the Foreign Minister, Senator the Hon Gareth Evans QC. He remained in Parliament House until December 2001, including serving five years as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon Kim Beazley MP.

In February 2002, he rejoined the Department of Defence as an Assistant Secretary in the Corporate Services and Infrastructure Group (now Defence Support Group). In March 2004, he was promoted to the position of Head Infrastructure. In July 2004, he was transferred into the newly formed role of Chief Of Staff Australian Defence Headquarters and Head of Coordination and Public Affairs Division.

Between February 2008 and May 2009 he led the Defence White Paper team and was also the principal author of the 2009 Defence White Paper.

Mr Pezzullo AO​​​ has a BA (Hons) in History from Sydney University. He enjoys being with his family, cricket and rugby league, and reading (anything on military history, international relations, intelligence, and political biography for starters).


For the Principal Partner, Tier Two and table bookings, email: chris.stephens@glengarryadvisory.com.au 

Date: Tuesday 23 MarchTime: Registration starts at 10:30amLocation: National Press Club of Australia

Meet The Chiefs - Defence Secretary & Chief of the Defence Force


Meet The Chiefs enables industry to receive briefings directly from Government, Service and Departmental Chiefs.



Mr Greg Moriarty

Mr Moriarty commenced as Secretary of the Department of Defence on 4 September 2017.

Mr Moriarty first worked in Defence from 1986 to 1995, primarily in the Defence Intelligence Organisation. He also served in the Headquarters of the United States Central Command in the Persian Gulf during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Prior to his appointment as the Secretary of Defence, Mr Moriarty held senior roles in the Prime Minister's office, first as the International and National Security Adviser and then as Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

In June 2015 Mr Moriarty was appointed Commonwealth Counter-Terrorism Coordinator in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Mr Moriarty was responsible for coordinating and implementing Australia's counter-terrorism arrangements, in close partnership with the States and Territories.

Mr Moriarty has extensive experience within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Mr Moriarty served in a number of senior roles, including as Deputy Secretary (2015), Ambassador to Indonesia (2010-2014), First Assistant Secretary, Consular Public Diplomacy and Parliamentary Affairs Division (2009-2010), Assistant Secretary, Parliamentary and Media Branch (2008-2009), Ambassador to Iran (2005-2008), Assistant Secretary, Maritime South East Asia Branch (2002-2005), and as the Senior Negotiator with the Peace Monitoring Group on Bougainville.​

Mr Moriarty holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours from the University of Western Australia and a Masters Degree in Strategic and Defence Studies from the Australian National University. He is married with two children. Mr Moriarty has studied Indonesian and Tok Pisin.
 

General Angus J. Campbell, AO, DSC 

General Angus Campbell joined the Australian Army in 1981, graduating from the Royal Military College - Duntroon in 1984. He was assigned to the Royal Australian Infantry Corps and initially served as a platoon commander in the 3rd Battalion (Parachute), The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR).

He then served in troop and squadron command appointments within the Special Air Service Regiment. In 2001 he was appointed the Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR). While in command, the battalion group deployed to East Timor, as a component of the United Nations Transitional Administration East Timor.

General Campbell has also served in a range of staff appointments including as Aide-de-Camp to the Chief of Army, as a strategic policy officer in Army Headquarters, an instructor at the Australian Command and Staff College and as Chief of Staff to the Chief of the Defence Force.

In late 2005, he joined the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet as a First Assistant Secretary to head the Office of National Security and was subsequently promoted to Deputy Secretary and appointed to the position of Deputy National Security Adviser. In these roles he was responsible for the preparation of advice to the Prime Minister on national security matters and coordinating the development of whole-of-government national security policy.

Upon his return to the Australian Defence Force in early 2010 he was appointed to the rank of Major General and led the Military Strategic Commitments staff in Defence headquarters until January 2011, when he assumed command of Australian forces deployed in the Middle East Area of Operations. He subsequently served as Deputy Chief of Army from February 2012 to September 2013, when he was promoted to Lieutenant General to command the Joint Agency Task Force responsible for the implementation of Operation Sovereign Borders.

On 16 May 2015, he was appointed Chief of the Australian Army. General Campbell was subsequently promoted and appointed to command of the Australian Defence Force on 7 July 2018.

General Campbell holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of New South Wales, a Master of Philosophy in International Relations from Cambridge University and he is a graduate of the Australian Army Command and Staff College.

General Campbell’s hobbies include hiking, distance running, military history and gardening. He is married to Stephanie and they have two adult children.


For table and sponsorship bookings, email: chris.stephens@glengarryadvisory.com.au 

Date: Thursday 15 AprilTime: Registration starts at 10:30amLocation: National Press Club of Australia

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